2019 Audi Q5  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#12 of 2019 SUVs

#17 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Audi Q5
The Q5, part of Audi's lineup since 2009, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Q5 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Audi Q5 is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2019 Audi Q5 has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.025%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2019 Audi Q5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0287% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2802%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0287% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2802% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Audi Q5 is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Audi Q5 is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Audi Q5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10070INFINITI QX50BMW X1M. Outlander PHEVLexus NXCadillac XT5Volvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassLincoln NautilusAcura RDXAudi Q3BMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Audi Q5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2019 Audi Q5 is safer than the 2019 INFINITI QX50, the 2019 BMW X1, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the 2019 Lexus NX, and the 2019 Cadillac XT5 and less safe than the 2019 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2019 Acura RDX, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

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